Kossol Roads (134.6E
7.8N) is a large reef-enclosed anchorage
at the north end of the Palau
chain. Both sides used it
as a fleet anchorage during the war.
initially controlled the anchorage,
which was garrisoned by 3 Base Force at the time war
broke out. Air cover was provided by the airfield on nearby Peleliu. The anchorage was seized by
the Americans in September
1944, and minesweepers
completed sweeping the anchorage by 24 September. Thereafter the anchorage became an important station for service forces and waypoint for convoys.
"History of Convoy and Routing" (1945-5-8; accessed 2012-11-16)
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